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TAMPA, Fla. – The No.6 ranked University of Tampa Spartans men’s lacrosse team sails by Palm Beach Atlantic at home.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: No. 6 Tampa 19, Palm Beach Atlantic 4
Records: Tampa Spartans (6-1, 2-0 SSC), Palm Beach Atlantic (1-5, 0-1 SSC)
Location: Naimoli Family Athletic Complex || Tampa, Fla.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
The first quarter would open with a battle between the conference foes. The Sailfish called an early timeout to try and get on the board first. Freshman Gavin Bomstad found teammate Kellen Hoke open behind traffic to open the scoring. The Sailfish responded less than one minute later to tie the game at one a piece. Trejan Cannon ran a groundball all the way down field to set up Canyon Birch‘s goal to put the Spartans in the lead once again. A late Luke McAnaney goal put Tampa in a three goal lead headed into the second quarter.
10:23 – Kellen Hoke, assisted by Gavin Bomstad
07:54 – Canyon Birch, unassisted
03:28 – Luke McAnaney, assisted by Canyon Birch
00:10 – Luke McAnaney, assisted by Canyon Birch
Score: 4-1 Tampa
The second quarter would begin with Bomstad continuing to build his resume as a Spartan, as he found the back to the net. Owen Miller netted his first of the matchup, building the Tampa lead to five goals. Off a face-off win, Alex Poma scored a goal of his own, stunning the Sailfish defense. McAnaney finished off his hattrick with just under nine minutes before the half, extending the Spartan lead to seven. The Sailfish got one back with just over six minutes left, gaining back some confidence. The Spartan offense kept rolling, with Miller finishing off his hattrick in the quarter as well. Tampa would go into the half with a comfortable lead.
13:02 – Gavin Bomstad, unassisted
10:18 – Owen Miller, unassisted
10:13 – Alex Poma, unassisted
08:56 – Luke McAnaney, unassisted
05:16 – Owen Miller, unassisted
03:09 – Luke McAnaney, assisted by Gunner Gebelein
02:08 – Nicky Palermo, assisted by A.J. Pascarella
01:29 – Owen Miller, assisted by Daniel Fitzpatrick
00:29 – Jackson Bashaw, assisted by Christian Cechini
Score: 13-2 Tampa
The second half would open with Charlie Bolesh introducing himself to the Palm Beach Atlantic goaltender. Miller continued his outstanding play, netting his fourth goal off a pass from Daniel Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick followed up with a goal of his own to build the Spartan lead to 14. The Sailfish got one back, cutting into the Tampa lead. The Spartans kept on sailing, and headed into the final 15 minutes with a dominate lead.
13:56 – Charlie Bolesh, unassisted
12:55 – Owen Miller, assisted by Daniel Fitzpatrick
11:24 – Daniel Fitzpatrick, unassisted
05:06 – Owen Miller, assisted by Canyon Birch
03:10 – Luke McAnaney, assisted by Nick Papa
02:29 – Evan Gibbs, unassisted
Score: 19-3 Tampa
The Spartans continued to dominate the Sailfish in the final 15 minutes, cruising to a second straight conference win.
Final: 19-4 Tampa
INSIDE THE STATS:
UP NEXT: The Spartans take a break before remaining at home, when they welcome Colorado Mesa on the 20th at 7:00p.m.
By Nick Sheehy, Athletic Communications Graduate Assistant
TAMPA, Fla.- The Palm Beach Atlantic men’s lacrosse team dropped an SSC game to the No. 6 Tampa Spartans 19-4.
Hunter Lizza distributed his fourth assist of the season with 9:50 left in the first quarter. Lizza connected with Hunter Hopman. The South Carolina native ripped a shot from the perimeter for his 38th career goal. Joshua Turner launched a shot and scored his third goal of the season with 6:09 left in the second quarter. Caleb Southard scored his ninth goal of the season for the ‘Fish. Southard ran towards the net and scored off a backhand shot with 6:30 left in the third quarter. PBA’s fourth and final goal came from Sarver Adams. The PBA freshman scored his sixth goal of the season with 10:30 left in the game.
Defensively, Christian Bond and Dylan Hunt caused two turnovers and picked up one ground ball each. The Spartans outshot the Sailfish 50-32 and won the faceoff battle 20-7.
Next, PBA hosts Quincy on Friday, Mar. 17.